Fishing in the back bay of the Destin, Florida has started firing off. We are still waiting for the greenies to show up and this will take fishing to the next level in our bay on the grass flats. On the grass flats we have been finding speckled trout and redfish with some skipjacks and blue runners mixed in. Once more bait start showing up on the flats you will see more and more surface fish in the mix including spanish mackerel and bluefish. The mangroves have showed up but not in any huge numbers yet and they are pretty spread out. While fishing back in the bayous around docks we are finding redfish, speckled trout, blackdrum, and mangrove snappers. We are offering late afternoon trips this year so if you miss out on the morning trip remember to ask about a late afternoon trip to get the sunset bite.
On our near shore gulf fishing charters the bite has been great both trolling and bottom fishing. While bottom fishing there is a wide variety of species we are catching including mangrove snappers, white snappers, redsnappers, triggerfish, some groupers, and amberjack. Remember amberjacks and trigger fish are closed in state water. As for Redsnappers we are getting closer and closer to the state water season opening June 11th. While trolling the bite has been good most days. There is tons of baitfish along our beaches and we have been catching lots of king mackerel, bonitas, and some mahi mahi. We have had little rain so far this year and have had some real pretty water pushed near shore from offshore. We have been finding smaller mahi mahi along grass lines and tide lines, hopefully this continues over the next month.
If you are planing a trip to Destin, Florida this Summer be sure to call Destin Inshore Guides to book your next inshore bay or near shore gulf charter. This is our busiest part of the year and we do book up fast. We advise booking as early as possible if you plan on fishing while visiting Destin, Florida. Give us a call and let us take you out to catch your next memory of a lifetime. Till next time Tight Lines.